Fifth-year senior walk-on will compete to be the starting placekicker for the Spartans in 2017 . . . played two seasons at Western Michigan (2013-14) before transferring to Michigan State in 2015.
2016 SEASON (JUNIOR): Did not see game action.
2015 SEASON: Joined the team in 2015 and sat out the entire season due to NCAA rules following his transfer from WMU . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Rutgers.
AT WESTERN MICHIGAN: Kickoff specialist appeared in all 13 games as a sophomore in 2014 . . . averaged 61.5 yards on 77 kickoffs (4,738 yards), including 25 touchbacks . . . had a career-high nine kickoffs vs. Eastern Michigan . . . produced a career-best five touchbacks at Idaho . . . saw action in seven games as a true freshman in 2013 . . . averaged 58.5 yards on 20 kickoffs (1,170 yards) . . . set season highs for kickoffs (8) and touchbacks (2) at Eastern Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated a 5-star prospect by ChrisSailerKicking.com . . . selected to play in the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game . . . played four positions (quarterback, linebacker, kicker and punter) as a three-year starter at Dowagiac Union High School . . . three-time all-state and all-area selection . . . helped the Chieftains capture the Wolverine Conference and district titles in 2011 . . . his 28 career field goals (28 of 53) are tied for third most in state history . . . also converted 113 career extra-points . . . holds the school record for the longest field goal, a 55-yarder vs. Plainwell in 2011; also tied for the fourth-longest field goal in state history . . . two-sport athlete also lettered in baseball as a pitcher and catcher . . . led the team in doubles and home runs for four-straight seasons . . . earned Academic All-State honors in football (2011-12) and baseball (2012) . . . two-year member of the National Honor Society graduated with a 3.8 grade-point average . . . son of John and Sandra Scanlon . . . born July 20, 1995 . . . father John played baseball at Indiana (1985-89) . . . kinesiology major.